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Aretha Franklin’s homegoing service will be remembered for years to come. Thousands packed the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit for a 10-hour ceremony that featured touching tributes, powerful speeches and even some controversy. Here are the 10 moments that made Aretha Franklin’s homegoing service unforgettable. Gold casket fit for a queen Aretha Franklin was laid to…

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Some people are publicly criticizing the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. for his remarks during Aretha Franklin’s homegoing service. Williams, a pastor based in Atlanta, is a friend of Franklin’s family, who also eulogized her father, C.L. Franklin, in 1984. However, Williams is facing backlash for his fiery eulogy that touched on Black-on-Black violence, single-parent households,…

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As the world paused for the day to pay its final respects to the undisputed “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, no performer brought as much gravitas to the building than its closer, Stevie Wonder. After a soul-stirring harmonica solo and an equally emotional speech, in which he interpolated a popular Trumpian phrase, telling the audience…

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More than 40 performance artists will salute the life and legacy of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Louise Franklin, during A People’s Tribute to the Queen at Detroit’s Chene Park Amphitheatre on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, 6-9 p.m. EST.  The musical tribute is produced by Entertainments Finest. Leading artists representing the R&B, gospel, jazz and blues genres…

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The Queen of Soul tragically passed away last week at the age of 76 after having battled pancreatic cancer for several years, but despite her deteriorating condition, she never had a will written up to divide her assets. According to documents obtained by TMZ, the “Natural Woman” hitmaker died “intestate,” meaning she had no will…

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Aretha Franklin was a brilliant mind with an outspoken voice, as internationally known for her unmatched musical talents as her unapologetic Blackness and bold fashion statements. On Thursday, Aug. 16, the world lost a musical icon, but Detroit celebrated the rich legacy of one of its own. Auntie Ree-Ree, as some Detroiters affectionately called her,…

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Immediately after arguably the most beloved soul singer of all time had died, heartfelt tributes began flooding social media in waves for Aretha Franklin. The indisputable Queen of Soul’s impact on music spans generations and reached around the globe. Singer Toni Braxton was just one of the multitude of admirers who wanted to pay homage…

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Aretha Louise Franklin, known throughout the world as the Queen of Soul, has died at her home in Detroit surrounded by friends and family. She was 76. Franklin had been in ill health for a number of years before officially retiring from performances in 2017. Her story is an original classic of a voice and…

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The 76-year-old soul legend has been reported to be “gravely ill,” with her loved ones gathered to say their goodbyes, but her nephew Tim Franklin revealed she is in good spirits though he’s worried about her seeing reports her death is said to be imminent. Tim Franklin told People magazine: “She’s alert, laughing, teasing, able…

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March signifies the beginning of Women’s History Month — a reflective time in our society where we pay homage to all of the women past, present and future who unapologetically kick butt. And while it would be sacrilegious to suggest that any of these women march to the beat of any drum other than their…

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Chris Rock was rejected by Rihanna after he tried to chat her up. The 53-year-old stand-up comedian revealed that he tried to chat up the 29-year-old singer at a party after his 2016 divorce from his wife of 18 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, but Rihanna was not impressed due to their age difference. Speaking in his…

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